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Shanghai Stories IX

It was a case of Shanghai showers most of last week, but that didn’t put a damper on our spirits. Sunday morning 7am: we were all gathered, though a little bleary eyed, ready to set off on our day trip to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao.Having met our guide and the rest of our tour group at People’s Square, […]

It was a case of Shanghai showers most of last week, but that didn’t put a damper on our spirits. Sunday morning 7am: we were all gathered, though a little bleary eyed, ready to set off on our day trip to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao.Having met our guide and the rest of our tour group at People’s Square, […]

Week 6

Last weekend, Samuel from the Internships China reps, took a few of the interns to the small water town Qibao, which we got to easily by the metro.We spent the afternoon walking around the tiny little streets packed full of locals selling pretty much everything you can imagine, from tourists trinkets to delicious street food. By the end of the […]

Last weekend, Samuel from the Internships China reps, took a few of the interns to the small water town Qibao, which we got to easily by the metro.We spent the afternoon walking around the tiny little streets packed full of locals selling pretty much everything you can imagine, from tourists trinkets to delicious street food. By the end of the […]

Shanghai Stories VIII

Last week we “farewelled” a fellow intern who had finished his two month internship program and was heading home to Germany. For me, it really hit home that starting from last week; the one month countdown had begun towards the inevitable dispersal of our cosy little international family.mSad thoughts aside, thankfully the fun times continue!
For me, last week’s cultural highlight […]

Last week we “farewelled” a fellow intern who had finished his two month internship program and was heading home to Germany. For me, it really hit home that starting from last week; the one month countdown had begun towards the inevitable dispersal of our cosy little international family.mSad thoughts aside, thankfully the fun times continue! For me, last week’s cultural highlight […]

Week 5

Over the course of the weekend myself and two other interns decided to visit the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. With it being really easy to get to via the metro (only 20 minutes away with 1 line change), we thought Sunday would be the perfect day to go.Filled with mainly children and parents the experience was an interesting, yet […]

Over the course of the weekend myself and two other interns decided to visit the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. With it being really easy to get to via the metro (only 20 minutes away with 1 line change), we thought Sunday would be the perfect day to go.Filled with mainly children and parents the experience was an interesting, yet […]

Shanghai Stories VII

Even though I have a month of my internship remaining, I have begun to feel that my time here is drawing to an end. Perhaps it is because I feel so well settled or because I am enjoying myself so much every week, yet in the back of my mind I know that all good things must eventually come to […]

Even though I have a month of my internship remaining, I have begun to feel that my time here is drawing to an end. Perhaps it is because I feel so well settled or because I am enjoying myself so much every week, yet in the back of my mind I know that all good things must eventually come to […]

The Wild Animal Park and My First Week of Interning

So last weekend our little group of interns decided to separate into two groups, one group wanted to go look around all the beautiful shops that Shanghai has to offer. Whilst the other group (me included) wanted to go squeal and coo at some pandas.So myself and three of the others opted to visit Shanghai’s Wild Animal Park which you […]

So last weekend our little group of interns decided to separate into two groups, one group wanted to go look around all the beautiful shops that Shanghai has to offer. Whilst the other group (me included) wanted to go squeal and coo at some pandas.So myself and three of the others opted to visit Shanghai’s Wild Animal Park which you […]

Shanghai Stories VI: A Weekend Trip to Hangzhou

If you’re looking to venture outside of the city during your stay in Shanghai, a nice weekend trip to Hangzhou is well recommended. Three weeks ago, seven of us laowais packed our day bags and hopped on a high speed train to the famous lake city, just under an hour south of Shanghai.In China there are several different trains you […]

If you’re looking to venture outside of the city during your stay in Shanghai, a nice weekend trip to Hangzhou is well recommended. Three weeks ago, seven of us laowais packed our day bags and hopped on a high speed train to the famous lake city, just under an hour south of Shanghai.In China there are several different trains you […]

My Fourth Week in Shanghai

Last weekend was pretty busy. After finishing classes on Friday we all went out to dinner and a few of us decided to go out to a club after that as well. Feeling extremely fresh on Saturday, we visited a fabric market we had been told about and decided to go explore. After wandering around for about 30 minutes we […]

Last weekend was pretty busy. After finishing classes on Friday we all went out to dinner and a few of us decided to go out to a club after that as well. Feeling extremely fresh on Saturday, we visited a fabric market we had been told about and decided to go explore. After wandering around for about 30 minutes we […]

Shanghai Stories: Part V

Another week and another cold! That’s twice in six weeks I have managed to fall sick, and I am none too impressed with myself. But alas, I will not bore you with details of my most recent tribulations, particularly those regarding my blocked nose and how troublesome it got every time meal time rolled around and I was forced to […]

Another week and another cold! That’s twice in six weeks I have managed to fall sick, and I am none too impressed with myself. But alas, I will not bore you with details of my most recent tribulations, particularly those regarding my blocked nose and how troublesome it got every time meal time rolled around and I was forced to […]

My First Two Weeks in Shanghai

With this being my first visit to China, I was extremely excited about the prospect of the busy city life. Coming from a small town in the South of England, I think the culture shock was received at full impact. The first thing I noticed when I landed was definitely the driving style. When taking a taxi from the airport […]

With this being my first visit to China, I was extremely excited about the prospect of the busy city life. Coming from a small town in the South of England, I think the culture shock was received at full impact. The first thing I noticed when I landed was definitely the driving style. When taking a taxi from the airport […]